Free CD template and playlist suggestions
One of my favorite parts of my wedding guest's gift bags (more on those later) was a CD with some songs that were either special or super awesome to me and my hub. I used the bird and flowers illustration I created on the CD face. I left the back and front blank so you guys can write in (or Photoshop in) a playlist and mix title. Simply download or right click (control click on Macs) the template jgeg above. Print it out on cardstock and cut out. Fold the flaps down first, then fold the whole thing in half and glue the flaps to the back side of the CD and let dry. It'll look great with a blank, crisp white CD.
I spend so much time at my computer and music always keeps me going. Each month, I always seem to listen to a selected set of songs on heavy rotation. I usually discover these by listening to Minneapolis' MPR, The Current, one of the most awesome stations ever.
So without further ado, here are my music selections for this month (I combined some past favorites for this first list)*:
Brandi Carlile "Dreams" --very kicky and upbeat
Birds of Virginia "Drink Yourself to Even"--very fall-ish. Unfortunately, I can't find them anywhere but Myspace. Boo.
The Polyphonic Spree "Hold Me Now"-- upbeat and fun
Fleet Foxes "Mykonos"--I first heard this on SNL and it stopped me and my husband in our tracks. We sat there and listened, mesmerized.
The Doves "Kingdom of Rust" --epic, beautiful and haunting. "Jetstream" and "Winter Hill" are awesome, too. Heck, buy the whole Kingdom of Rust album if you like these songs.
Massive Attack "Teardrop"--an oldie but goodie. Yes, the theme from House.
Bon Iver "Bloodbank" --makes me think of cold air and wet leaves.
Idle Hands "Secretary" --damn catchy
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" --see above
Cat Power "Babydoll" --another one of those slow, lilting, haunting songs I love.
The Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" --mellow and pretty
Old Crow Medicine Show "Down Home Girl" --I have yet to hear a bad song by this awesome band.
Sondre Lerche "Modern Nature" --peppy, preppy and retro-ish
Rachel Yamagata "Duet"
Gomez "Win Park Slope"
Grant Lee Buffalo "Mockingbirds"
Okay, I'll stop there. Let me know if you guys like this playlist and CD case. If so, I might try to do something similar each month.
*I love downloading from Amazon because you don't have the restrictions you do on iTunes and amazon is often a bit cheaper. If you link over to the songs, from this post, click on the arrow to the left of the song listing to listen to the song.